Celtics Notes: Rivers, Ainge, Clippers, Draft

The Celtics have been among the most active teams on the trade market this season, already completing two deals with a third reportedly forthcoming. As more activity appears to be looming, we’ll round up the latest out of Boston:

  • Rumors have indicated Austin Rivers might soon be playing for his father, Doc Rivers, in a Clippers uniform. The elder Rivers told reporters, including Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times, that his son almost played under him when he was the coach of the Celtics, as Boston team president Danny Ainge made an attempt to swing a deal for the former 10th overall pick during Doc’s tenure in Beantown (Twitter link).
  • Rivers admits he’s glad that he can now discuss trades with Ainge again since the one-year ban the NBA imposed on trade talks between the Celtics and Clippers has been lifted, notes Bolch (on Twitter). The league forbade the two franchise from making trades for a season after Boston agreed to trade their then-coach Rivers to Los Angeles for a first-round pick.
  • Chris Forsberg of ESPNBoston.com has a look at some of the different ways the Celtics might use their huge stockpile of draft picks over the next two years. Boston is in line to have 14 selections in the upcoming two drafts.

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